Rather than just tell you about the intricate artisanal techniques at the heart of our Summer 2015 collection, we thought we’d show you firsthand. Above, a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship of Tory’s Kempner flat and high-heel slides. While the final product is thoroughly modern, the handiwork behind it is pure tradition — from the traditionally dyed leathers to the workshop craftsmen with over 35 years of experience. Here’s the process: Each shoe is made from leather that’s carefully layered, then sliced vertically and meticulously pieced together to create a striking pattern. You can see step-by-step details of the process in the slideshow.

Shop the Kempner high-heel slide.
Shop the Kempner flat slide.

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